Robinson: This may be 'Huge' Reason Lingard excelling at West Ham
Paul Robinson has heaped praise on West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard for his impressive start to life at the London Stadium.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper claimed the 28-year-old may have got “too comfortable” at Manchester United and has benefitted from a change of surroundings.
Lingard has contributed three goals and one assist in four Premier League appearances since arriving to West Ham on loan from Manchester United on 29 January.
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) February 22, 2021
He scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday to send the Hammers into the top-four.
His immediate impact at the London Stadium has come as a surprise, given he had only featured three times for Manchester United in the 2020/21 campaign prior to the move.
When asked for his thoughts on Lingard’s revival, Robinson told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “David Moyes has given him a new lease of life.
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“For whatever reason he was frozen out at Manchester United and not given his opportunity.
“Perhaps Lingard has been at Manchester United too long. Maybe he got too comfortable but I do not know whether that is true or not. If you are at a club a long time – do you you push your self that extra yard?
“He has gone to West Ham with a lot to prove and he has shown what a fantastic player he is. There is even talk of him being called up for England after the weekend.
“He looks to have found his love for the game again and if you look at the celebrations you can see that he has settled in with his teammates. He just looks a good fit there.
“Lingard is loving his football and that is huge. Enjoying your football is massively important. Lingard has rekindled everything he had five or six years ago.”